Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Are you a senior age 60+, or do you work with seniors, who need help buying groceries? SNAP (Food Stamps) can help! Call us at 615-675-9840 for more information and to find out if you’re eligible.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, is the first line of defense against hunger in Tennessee. It provides low-income families with the financial support needed to put food on the table. Eligibility for this program is based on household income and size, and participants are required to show proof. To enroll in the program or manage your case, click here, or check out our step-by-step video designed to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.  

Do you need help buying groceries? You might be eligible. Learn more about the program and how to apply below.

Why is it important?

SNAP allows families to shop for foods, in the grocery store, that fit their dietary needs and cultural preferences. It is the most effective anti-hunger program in the country. Over 40% of participants are children, and most adult participants that can work, do work. You can enroll and manage your case without ever having to leave your home. Access the SNAP application at the Tennessee Department of Human Services (T-DHS) website: here.

Need help completing the application? Watch TJC’s SNAP Application “How To” video here.

HOW TO GET SNAP
SNAP TOOLKIT

PROGRAM CHANGES TO KNOW ABOUT

DHS workers are available by appointment. Click here to schedule an appointment.

APPLY FOR SNAP ONLINE

APPEALING A SNAP DECISION

SNAP APPEAL INFORMATION FLYER

PANDEMIC EBT (P-EBT)

Families of children who receive free or reduced price school meals or attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools may be eligible for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to help alleviate the cost of missed school meals because of COVID-19. P-EBT has been extended through September 2022 and families with children who are participating in remote learning or attend schools that have had to close due to COVID-19 outbreak may be eligible for P-EBT. Find more details here.

For updates from TJC about P-EBT, sign up for our P-EBT alerts here.

TAKE ACTION

Join our SNAP Access group to stay up to date on TN SNAP current issues, best practices, and policy changes: Contact Anna Luttrell aluttrell@tnjustice.org.

If you’re interested in hearing about how to integrate Food Assistance Programs like SNAP and WIC into your college’s anti-hunger initiatives, join our College Hunger Calls! All upcoming TJC-hosted events like these are on our Events and Trainings pages.

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RESOURCES

SNAP OUTREACH PARTNERS 

TN Commission on Aging/Disability: Lacey Aviles, Aging Nutrition Coordinator

Contact: 615-253-4161  |  Lacey.aviles@tn.gov 

Second Harvest Middle TN: Kate Pearce, SNAP Coordinator

Contact: 615-782-2071  |  Kate.pearce@secondharvestmidtn.org

Second Harvest Northeast TN: Alecia Holder, SNAP Outreach Coordinator

Contact: 423-279-0430 ext.216  |  outreach@netfoodbank.org

West TN Legal Services: Beth Bates, SNAP Project Director

Contact: 731-426-1313  |  Beth@wtls.org

Chattanooga Food Bank: Letisia Garcia-Sanchez, SNAP Outreach Coordinator

Contact: 706-330-4562  |  Lsanchez@chattfoodbank.org

Knoxville-Knox County CAC: Alice Allen, SNAP Coordinator

Contact: 865-524-2786  |  Alice.allen@knoxseniors.org

MidSouth Food Bank (Memphis): Niketah Brooks, SNAP Coordinator

Contact: 901-527–0841  | nbrooks@midsouthfoodbank.org

Univ. Of Memphis: Alison Brown, Student Outreach & Support

Contact: 901-678-3594  |  Mbrown37@memphis.edu

United Way Metro Nashville: Tracey Dill, Director of Community Impact

Contact: 615-780-2461 or Dial 2-1-1  |  Tracey.dill@uwmn.org

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee: Shamika Hodges, Campus Manager

Contact: 901-722-4733 l snap.benefits@acc.cdom.org